Professor Tsang has 300 referred research publications including Science, Nature and Nature sister journals. More than 10,000 times citations with an h-index of 49, 6 book chapters and 16 patents are obtained. His seminar works on opening and filling carbon nanotubes (Nature 372, 159-162, 1994, total citation of 1,106); shape and size effects of ZnO nanocrystals in catalysis (JACS, 131, 1254, 2009, total citation of 443); hydrogen production over Ag-Pd core-shell nanocatalyst (Nature Nano, 6 302-307, 2011, total citation of 324) are widely cited in the area of nano-catalysts. He is the top 10% highly cited researcher in RSC general chemistry (2014-2016). He has delivered over 200 plenary and invited presentations at conferences, universities and companies and raised > £10 M research income in nanomaterials research since he was a lecturer at 1995. He has had extensively collaborations with universities in China. He held a Distinguish Overseas Young Scientist Award from National Natural Science Foundation (NSFC-B award 2005) and Changjiang Scholar Award from Ministry of Education (B award 2007) and is currently a recipient of the prestigious Global 1000 Talents Award (B award 2014). He has won a number of international awards/recognitions including Royal Society University Fellowship (1995-2000); IChemE award on iAc innovation in catalysis (2005), IChemE NES Awards for Novel Engineering-shortlisted candidate (2008); Royal Society Kan Tong Po Professorship (2012); Royal Society Green Chemistry award (2012) and Royal Society Surfaces and Interfaces award (2013), etc. He serves as international panel members for many research councils and industries worldwide. He is an associate editor in Science Advances (Science sister journal); Editorial member of ChemCatChem (a high profile catalysis journal from VCH). Editorial member of Catalysis, Structure & Reactivity (CAT) from Maney (a new journal); IChemE: Catalysis Subject Group Committee (2008-) and Member of the EPSRC College School (2003-).

The focussed areas are Materials and Catalysis concerning energy and environmental issues such as energy storages (chemicals, such as ammonia, methanol, formic acid, hydrogen, etc), cleaner catalytic combustion, green chemistry (oil, gas and coal utilization), energy efficiency chemical processes (carbon capture), CO2 storage and conversions, catalytic processes for energy production (i.e. photocatalysis) and materials for energy conservation, etc.


Selected Recent Publications

  1. MoS2 monolayer catalyst doped with isolated Co atoms for the hydrodeoxygenation reaction, Liu, G., Robertson, A. W., Li, M. M.-J., Kuo, W. C. H., Darby, M. T., Muhieddine, M. H., Lin, Y. C., Kazu, S., Stamatakis, M., Warner, J. H., Tsang, S. C. E., Nature Chem., 2017, DOI: 10.1038/nchem.2740. [PDF]
  2. Lithium as Interstitial Palladium Dopant for Catalytic Partial Hydrogenation of Acetylene, T. Ellis,E.H. Wolf, G. Jones, B. Lo, M.J.M. Li , A.P.E. York and S.C.E. Tsang, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 601 [PDF]
  3. Quantitative Differences in Sulfur Poisoning Phenomena over Ruthenium and Palladium: An Attempt To Deconvolute Geometric and Electronic Poisoning Effects Using Model Catalysts, A. Kolpin, G. Jones, S. Jones, W. Zheng, J. Cookson, A.P.E. York, P.J. Collier, S.C.E. Tsang, ACS Catalysis, 2017, 7(1), 592-605. [PDF]
  4. Edge-Enriched 2D MoS2 Thin Films Grown by Chemical Vapor Deposition for Enhanced Catalytic Performance, S. Li, S. Wang, M.M. Salamone, A.W. Robertson, S. Nayak, H. Kim, S.C.E. Tsang, M. Pasta, J.H. Warner. ACS Catalysis, 2017, 7(1), 877-886. [PDF]
  5. Tunable Metal-Polyaniline Interface for Efficient Carbon Dioxide Electro-reduction to Formic acid and Methanol in Aqueous Solution, Weiran Zheng,   Simantini Nayak,   Weizi Yuan,   Ziyan Zeng, Xinlin Hong, Kylie A Vincent and   S.C. E. Tsang, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52(96), 13901-13904. [PDF]
  6. A Promising Low Pressure Methanol Synthesis Route from CO2 Hydrogenation over Pd@Zn Core-Shell Catalysts, Fenglin Liao,   Xin-Ping Wu,   Jianwei Zheng,   Molly Meng-Jeng Li, Anna Kroner, Ziyan Zeng, Xinlin Hong, Youzhu Yuan, Xue-Qing Gong, S.C.E. Tsang , Green Chem., 2017, 19, 270-280. [PDF]
  7. Elucidation of Adsorbate Structures and Interactions on Brønsted Acid Sites in H-ZSM-5 by Synchrotron X-ray Powder Diffraction, T.W. Lo, L. Ye, J. Qu, J. Sun, J. Zheng, D. Kong, C.A. Murray, C.C. Tang, S.C.E. Tsang, Angew Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55(20), 5981-5984. (and journal cover). [PDF]
  8. From Biomass-Derived Furans to Aromatics with Ethanol over Zeolite, F. Teixeira, B.T.W. Lo, P. Kostetskyy, M. Stamatakis, L. Ye, C. Tang, G. Mpourmpakis, S.C.E. Tsang, Angew Chem. Int. Ed., 2016, 55, 13061-13066 (and journal cover). [PDF]
  9. Importance of Structural Integrity of Carbon Conjugated Mediator for Photocatalytic Hydrogen Generation from Water over CdS-Carbon Nanotube-MoS2 Composite, Molly Meng-Jeng Li,   Poppy Mills,   Simon Fairclough,   Alex W Robertson,   yung-kang Peng,   Jamie Warner,   C Nie,   Emmanuel Flahaut and S.C.E. Tsang, ChemComm., 2016, Accepted Manuscript, DOI: 10.1039/C6CC07632G. [PDF]
  10. Cooperative Catalysis for Direct Hydrodeoxygenation of Vegetable Oils into Diesel-range Alkanes over Pd/NbOPO4, Xia, X. Zhuang, M.M.J. Li, Y-K. Peng, G. Liu, T-S. Wu, Y-L Soo, X-Q Gong,Y. Wang, S.C.E. Tsang, ChemComm, 2016, DOI: 1039/C5CC10419J. [PDF]
  11. Graphitic carbon nitride catalysed photoacetalization of aldehydes/ketones under ambient conditions, A.M. Khan, I.F. Teixeira, M.M.J. Li, Y. Koito, S.C.E. Tsang, ChemComm, 2016, 52(13), 2772-2775. [PDF]
  12. Niobium Oxides: Correlation of Acidity with Structure and Catalytic Performance in Sucrose Conversion to 5-Hydroxymethylfurfural, T. Kreissl, K. Nakagawa, Y-K Peng, Y. Koito, J. Zheng, S.C.E. Tsang, J. Catal., 2016, DOI: 10.1016/j.jcat.2016.03.007. [PDF]
  13. Enhanced CO2 hydrogenation to methanol over CuZn nanoalloy in Ga modified Cu/ZnO catalysts, M.M.J. Li, F. Liao, Z. Zeng, X. Hong, S.C.E. Tsang, J. Catal., 2016, 343, 157–167. [PDF]
  14. Trimethylphosphine-Assisted Surface Fingerprinting of Metal Oxide Nanoparticle by 31P Solid-State NMR: A Zinc Oxide Case Study, Y-K. Peng, Lin. Ye, Lin, J. Qu, L. Zhang, Y. Fu, I.F. Teixeira, I, J. McPherson, H. He, S.C.E. Tsang, JACS, 2016, 138 (7), 2225-2234. [PDF]
  15. Hydrazine-Assisted Liquid Exfoliation of MoS2 for Catalytic Hydrodeoxygenation of 4-Methylphenol, G. Liu, H. Ma, I. Teixeira, Z. Sun, Q. Xia, X. Hong, S.C.E. Tsang, Chemistry – A European Journal, 2016, 22, 2910-2914.  [PDF]
  16. Probing atomic positions of adsorbed ammonia molecules in zeolite, L. Ye, B.T.W. Lo, J. Qu, I. Wilkinson, T. Hughes, C.A. Murray, C.C. Tang, S.C.E. Tsang, ChemComm, 2016, 52, (16), 3422-3425. [PDF]
  17. Surfactant-free nickel-silver core@shell nanoparticles in mesoporous SBA-15 for chemoselective hydrogenation of dimethyl oxalate, M.J. Li, Molly L. Ye, J. Zheng, H. Fang, A. Kroner, Y. Yuan, S.C.E. Tsang, ChemComm, 2016, 52, 2, 2569-2572. [PDF]
  18. The remarkable activity and stability of a dye-sensitized single molecular layer MoS2 ensemble for photocatalytic hydrogen production, T. Jia, M.J. Li, Y. Lin, S. Wiseman, G. Liu, J, K. Nakagawa, S.C.E. Tsang,  ChemComm., 2015, 51(1), 13496. [PDF]
  19. Dual doping effects (site blockage and electronic promotion) imposed by adatoms on Pd nanocrystals for catalytic hydrogen production, Jones, S. M. Fairclough, M. Gordon-Brown, al. ChemComm., 2015, 51(1), 46-49. [PDF]
  20. Interstitial Modification of Palladium Nanoparticles with Boron Atoms as a New Alternative Green Catalyst for Ultra-selective Hydrogenation Reactions, Chun Wong Aaron Chan, Abdul Hanif Mahadi, Molly Meng-Jung Li, Elena Cristina Corbos, Chiu Tang, Glenn Jones, Winson Chun Hsin Kuo, James Cookson, Christopher Michael Brown, Peter Trenton Bishop, and Shik Chi Edman Tsang, Nature Communications,  2015, 6, 6487. [PDF]
  21. Significant enhancement in photocatalytic reduction of water to hydrogen by Au/CuZnSnS nanostructure, E. Ha, L.Y.S. Lee, J. Wang, F. Li, K.Y. Wong, S.C.E. Tsang, Advanced Materials, 2014, DOI: 10.1002/adma 201400243. [PDF]
  22. Nanojunction-Mediated Photocatalytic Enhancement in Heterostructured CdS/ZnO, CdSe/ZnO, and CdTe/ZnO Nanocrystals, Eley, T. Li, F. Liao, et al. Angew Chem Int. Ed., 2014, 53 (30), 7838-7842. [PDF]
  23. Neural Stem Cells Harvest from Live Brain by Antibodies Conjugated Magnetic Nanoparticles N.P. Lui, Y.P. Tsui, A.S.L. Ho, D.K.Y. Shum, Y.S. Chan, C.T. Wu, H.W. Li, K.K.L. Yung, S.C.E. Tsang, Angew Chem. Int. Ed., online: 24 SEP 2013 DOI: 10.1002/anie.201305482. [PDF]
  24. Rationalization of Interactions in Precious Metal/Ceria Catalysts Using the d-Band Center Model, N. Acerbi, S. C. Edman Tsang*, G. Jones, S. Golunski and P. Collier, Angew  Chem. Int. Ed., 18 JUN 2013. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201300130. [PDF]
  25. Non-Syn Gas Direct Steam Reforming of Methanol to Hydrogen and Carbon Dioxide at Low Temperature, Kai Man Kerry Yu, Weiyi Tong, Adam West, Kevin Cheung, Tong Li, George Smith, Yanglong Guo, Shik Chi Edman Tsang, Nature Communications, 2012,3:1230 doi:10.1038/ncomms2242. [PDF]
  26. A Non Syn-Gas Catalytic Route to Methanol Production, Cheng-Tar Wu, Kai Man Kerry Yu, Fenglin Liao, Neil Young, Peter Nellist, Andrew Dent, Anna Kroner and Shik Chi Edman Tsang, Nature Communications, 2012,3:1050 doi:10.1038/ncomms2053. [PDF]
  27. Prominent Electronic and Geometric Modifications of Pd Nanoparticle by Polymer Stabilizers for Hydrogen Production under Ambient Conditions, Simon Jones, Jin Qu, Karaked Tedsree, Xue-Qing Gong and Shik Chi Edman Tsang, Angew Chem., 17 SEP 2012, (HOT), DOI: 10.1002/anie.201206035 [PDF]
  28. Electron Promotion by Surface Functional Groups of Single Wall Carbon Nanotube to Overlying Metal Particle in Fuel Cells Catalyst, Patraporn Luksirikul, Karaked Tedsree, Mark G. Moloney, Malcolm L.H. Green, Shik Chi Edman Tsang, Angew Chem.  2012, 51(28), 6998-7001. [PDF]
  29. Electronic Modulation of Cu-ZnO Catalyst by Heterojunction Establishment for Selective Hydrogenation of CO2 to CH3OH, Fenglin Liao, Ziyan Zeng, Clive Eley, Qin Lu, Xinlin Hong, Shik Chi Edman Tsang, Angew Chem., 2012, (VIP) 51(24), 5832-5836 .[PDF]
  30. Shape-Dependent Acidity and Photocatalytic Activity of Nb2O5 Nanocrystals with Active TT (001) Surface, Yun Zhao, Clive Eley, Jingping Hu, John S Foord, Lin Ye, Heyong He and Shik Chi Edman Tsang, Angew Chem., 2012, (HOT) 51(16), 3846-3849. [PDF]
  31. Comparison of catalytic performance of supported ruthenium and rhodium for hydrogenation of 9-ethylcarbazole for hydrogen storage application, Katarzyna Morawa Eblagon, Kin Tam and Shik Chi Edman Tsang, RSC Energy & Environmental Science, 2012, 5(9) 8621-8630. [PDF]
  32. Rational Design of Nano-catalysts via Chemisorption Evaluation in Liquid Phase, Karaked Tedsree, Chun Wong Aaron Chan, Simon Jones, Qian Cuan, Wei-Kun Li, Xue-Qing Gong and Shik Chi Edman Tsang, Science, 2011, 332, 224-228. [PDF]
  33. Hydrogen Production for Portable Fuel Cells from Formic Acid Decomposition over Ag Core-Pd Shell Nano-catalyst at Room Temperature, Karaked Tedsree, Tong Li, Simon Jones, Chun Wong Aaron Chan, Kai Man Kerry Yu, Paul Bagot, Emmanuelle Marquis, George Smith and Shik Chi Edman Tsang, Nature Nanotechnology, 2011, 6, 302-307. [PDF]
  34. Morphology Dependent Interactions of ZnO with Cu Nanoparticles at Materials Interface In Selective Hydrogenation of CO2 to CH3OH, Fenglin Liao, Yaqun Huang, Junwei Ge, Weiran Zheng, Karaked Tedsree, Paul Collier, Xinlin Hong and Shik Chi Tsang, Angew Chem, 2011, 123, 2210-2213. (VIP paper) [PDF]
  35. Shape and Size Effects of ZnO Nanocrystals on Photocatalytic Activity, Anna McLaren, Teresa Valdes-Solis, Guoqiang Li; Shik Chi Tsang, JACS, 2009, 131(35), 12540-12541. [PDF]
  36. Formate as a Surface Probe for Ru Nanoparticles in Liquid 13C NMR Spectroscopy, Karaked Tedsree, Adam T.S. Kong, and Shik Chi Tsang, Angew Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., 2009, 121 (8), 1471-1474. [PDF]
  37. Chemically Immobilized Single Stranded Oligonucleotide On Praseodymium Oxide Nanoparticle As Non-labeled DNA Sensor Probe Using Impedance, Shrestha, C.M.Y. Yeung, C.E Mills, J. Lewington, and S. C. Tsang, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., 2007, 46 (21), 3855-3859. [PDF]
  38. Carbon Dioxide Fixation into Chemicals (Methyl Formate) at High Yields By Surface Coupling Over Pd/Cu/ZnO NanoCatalyst, K. M. Kerry Yu, Connie M. Y. Yeung and Shik Chi Tsang, JACS, 2007, 129(20), 6360 – 6361. [PDF]
  39. Synthesis and Fabrication of A Thin Film Containing Silica Encapsulated Face-Centered Tetragonal FePt Nanoparticles, Chih Hao Yu, Nick Cailuo, Chester C.H. Lo, Kin Tam, and Shik Chi Tsang, Advanced Materials, 2006, 18 (17), 2312 – 2314. [PDF]
  40. Engineering Pt in Ceria for a Maximum Metal-Support Interaction in Catalysis, C.M.Y. Yeung, K.M.K. Yu, Q.J. Fu, D. Thompsett, M. I. Petch, S.C. Tsang, JACS, 2005, 127(51), 18010-18011; highlighted by Science, 310, Issue 5756, 23 Dec, 2005 [PDF]
  41. Magnetically Separable Carbon Supported Nano-Catalysts For Fine Chemical Manufacture, S. C. Tsang, V. Caps, I. Paraskevas, D. Chadwick, D. Thompsett, Angew Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., 2004, 43, 5643-5645. [PDF]
  42. Carbon-encapsulated radioactive Tc-99m Nanoparticles, H.B.S. Chan, B.L. Ellis, H.L. Sharma, W. Frost, V. Caps, R.A. Shields, S.C. Tsang, Advanced Materials, 16 (2): 144, 16 2004.[PDF]
  43. Immobilisation and Visualisation of DNA and Proteins on Carbon Nanotubes, Z. Guo, PJ Sadler and SC Tsang, Advanced Materials, 1998, 10, 9, 701-703. [PDF]
  44. Immobilisation of Pt,I- derivative DNA oligonucloetides on carbon nanotubes, C.Tsang, Z. Guo, Y.K. Chen, M.L.H. Green, H.A.O. Hill, T.W. Hambley and P.J. Sadler, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 1997, 36, 2197-2200. [PDF]
  45. Purification and Opening of Carbon Nanotubes via Bromination, Y.K. Chen, M.L.H.Green, J.L. Griffin, R.M. Lago, S.C. Tsang, Advanced Materials, 1996, 8, No 12, 1012-1015. [PDF]
  46. A Simple Method of Opening and Filling Carbon Nanotubes, S.C. Tsang, Y.K. Chen, P.J.F. Harris and M.L.H. Green, Nature, 1994, 372, 159-162. [PDF]
  47. Thinning and opening of carbon nanotubes by oxidation using carbon dioxide, S. C. Tsang, P. J. F. Harris, M. L. H. Green, Nature, 1993, 362, 520-522 [PDF]